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Next season, we'll see an expansion of instant replay. All flagrant foul calls will go for immediate review to determine whether they constitute a "Flagrant 1," the more egregious "Flagrant 2," or a garden-variety foul. During the last two minutes of regulation and the entirety of overtime, officials will consult video to confirm the accuracy of a goaltending call and to determine whether a defender was inside or outside the restricted area on a block/charge call.

Most fans probably won't detect a radical change to the pace and contour of an NBA game with these additional three events added to the mix, but another likely change might jolt them:

Come fall, it's highly likely you'll see a small 2-inch-by-2-inch sponsorship patch stitched on the shoulder of your favorite player's game jersey.

As if the NBA doesn't already make enough money? I wonder how much of this additional income will go to lowering ticket prices or league pass subscription fees? And I'm so sure that the ads will always remain "a small 2-inch-by-2-inch."

DH came up with some sponsorship ideas 4 months ago (also see her LeBron pic above). And as Edwin says, "You can just see the (corporate) rivalry plot thickening." (See his Kobe/KG pic above).

What are your thoughts on ads on jerseys?

JR 7/20/2012 12:02:00 PM Edit
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